Consignment stock housing to improve lead times
The Company strives for efficiency and progress, a particular aspect of our process is to purchase sheet materials from many stockists across the UK.
Whilst the service from these suppliers is very good we have decided it will be more beneficial to our production processes and lead times to house consignment stock at our premises.
With this in mind we have used the services of Mosaic Town Planning to submit plans to the local council to gain planning permission to erect a temporary building. We have also instructed Aganto Ltd (Temporary Building Specialist) to site a unit (20m x 10m x 5.4m c/w insulated roof) at our head office once planning permission if required is granted.
Once the unit has been erected SMS will integrate the stock control system with that of a leading stockist web based software, therefore deliveries will be automated when buffer levels have been reached, thus improving production and lead times.
The temporary building will allow the Company to determine whether the consignment stock project will be successful without the huge outlay of erecting a purpose built unit.